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Photo James "Diamond Jim" Fiske

James "Diamond Jim" Fiske 1834-1872 he was born in Bennington, Vermont to James Fiske and Laura Ryan. He married Lucy Moore at Ashland, Massachusetts, in the autumn of 1855. She was an orphan, and a ward of Mr. Sanderson of Springfield. For two years previous to her marriage she attended the Brattleboro Female Seminary. He had no children and was assassinated in New York City on January 6, 1872. Photo from Gorman Family collection. A great read "The Life and Times of Col. James Fisk, Jr: Being a Full and Impartial Account of the Remarkable Career of a Most Remarkable Man" by Robert W. McAlpine.

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